Louie was a bit of a cheeky boy, he has certainly grown in confidence over time! Today we focused on refreshing his basic skills to make sure his foundations are strong.
It was a PLEASURE training with your pooch today and we look forward to continuing to help you achieve your goals, skills and improve your relationship.
Your journey does not end here, it has only just begun!
"I trained hard, I played hard! Please find below the skills we worked on and my results. I look forward to showing you what I learnt and working on them more with you!" If you have any questions about the skills we trained please feel free to contact todays trainer."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: For his first session we started off with loose lead near dogs in the kennels. Louie was very cheeky with this skill and was pulling and jumping up at the trainer so we moved to the carpark for a back to basics session focused on settling Louie and improving his manners on lead. This is important to focus on as we need manners and engagement from Louie before we even get to working around dogs and he gets very confident and overexcitable during Dayschools. He did settle down a bit during the session but did stay quite alert so keep working on increasing his engagement at home.
|Focus: Back to Basics
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: For his second session we worked on place outside. Again, due to the high excitement levels (bouncing on and off place, spinning around) the focus for today was to start to settle and relax on place while he could hear dogs barking in the kennels. Louie did eventually start lying down near the end but would be up and alert if he heard too much barking so there is still some work to be done here. He did have another dog walk by about 10m away and while he was staring and at the edge of the bed he did not bark or break his place which is good progress!
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: For Louie's last session we took him out into the carpark again to work on loose lead and drops with a senior GSD in the distance as his distraction. Louie would look and pull towards the dog but over the session we were able to walk progressively closer without him barking at her. He did struggle a lot with his drops today, if he was even a little distracted looking towards the other dog he wouldn't drop or would only sit. Push the drop skill at home so it becomes second nature for him to drop as soon as he hears the verbal cue regardless of what is going on around him.
We recommend your next step should be…
A: Outstanding (90 – 100%) I understand my training, Neat & Complete! Ready to move on to higher difficulty & distraction
B: Great Work (80-89%) I mostly understand, Almost neat & complete! Needs practice in some areas. Mild distractions
C: Well Done (70-79%) Some good progress. Needs work, but on my way. Still learning. Low distractions.
D: Beginning (60-69%) My journey is just beginning, I don’t understand just yet. Introduction phase. No distraction.
E: Unable to Progress. Needs major focus, seek further options to assist.
X: Not gradable, the focus was on Enrichment, Socialisation & Engagement.
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